Philadelphia Philly Rideshare Safety is a Major Concern
Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft are a popular way to get around Philadelphia, but passengers using them should exercise caution for their own safety. There have been several ride-share-related crimes reported in Philly in the last two years that include sexual assaults. The safety issue was brought to public attention recently when 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student from New Jer...
Philadelphia Don’t Take Pics of Emergency Vehicles
Roadside emergencies with responders’ lights flashing and sirens roaring may be fascinating, but when drivers take pictures of the emergency, they create a dangerous situation and can become the next victim of a crash. A recent survey by the National Safety Council and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute revealed that 71% of U.S. drivers take photos or videos when they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the ...
Philadelphia Electric Scooters Stall in Philadelphia. That’s Not Such a Bad Thing.
Electric scooters are popping up in cities all over the United States as a fun, convenient and low-cost car alternative that reduces pollution and provides transportation for people in areas where public transportation is hard to find. Philadelphia has moved closer to joining the scooter craze, as scooter supporters and lobbyists attempt to get the City Council to allow them on our streets by this summer. Representativ...
Philadelphia Will More Traffic Cops Make Philly’s Roads Safer?
Anyone driving in downtown Philly knows that traffic and congestion is horrendous.  Not only is there more gridlock, but we're seeing more crashes. Last year, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia reported 103 traffic fatalities —including eight children. Despite these problems, a count of police citations shows that enforcement of traffic law has been declining in recent years. Solving traffic issues is not ...
Philadelphia Smartphone Addiction is Claiming More Lives on Our Roads
Smartphones are fun and make our lives easier, but our addiction to them has put us at a significantly higher risk of dying in a car crash. With new technology constantly emerging, there are more and more temptations to use phones for texting, browsing the internet, navigation, audio, and music -- all activities that dangerously distract drivers from concentrating on the road. Drivers were “observed manipulating their ...